Joe Lowndes is a professor of political science at the University of Oregon and a scholar of democracy, race, populism, and right-wing politics. Along with scholarly work, he is published frequently in public venues including The Washington PostThe New Republic, and The Conversation, among others. His work has been cited in The New York Times, The New Yorker Magazine, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, The New Statesman, Tokyo Shimbun, and other publications; and he has been interviewed on National Public Radio, MSNBC, BBC Radio 4, Canadian Television, France 24, CTV, C-Span, and Al Jazeera, among others. 

His current book project, Adventures in Post-Democracy, seeks to explain the growing authoritarian trend in U.S. politics and its implications for democracy.

Joe Lowndes
Producers Parasites Patriots, Race, and the New Right Wing Politics of Precarity

In exploring the contemporary politics of whiteness, Daniel Martinez HoSang and Joseph E. Lowndes offer a powerful analysis of white precarity embedded in an antiracist critique of white supremacy in multicultural times. Producers, Parasites, Patriots is a necessary and welcome work.

 Cristina Beltrán, New York University

Race and American Political Development by Joe Lowndes

“This important volume places race at the center of political development in America. Leading lights and fresh voices in the field sweep across the history exploring new ways to think about the impact of racial division on the shape of the political order and the dynamics of its change. There is no better introduction to this subject, one of the massive facts of the American experience.”

Stephen Skowronek, Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political and Social Science, Yale University

From the New Deal to the New Right

“Evocative and analytical, this historical portrait shows how racial change in the South opened the door to conservative mobilization. Its powerful account of how a cross-regional alliance of white supremacists and business-oriented anti-New Dealers fundamentally reoriented American politics advances our understanding not just of pathways to the present, but of prospects for the future.”

Ira Katznelson, author of When Affirmative Action Was White